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Chicago/Turabian Style: Why Document Sources?

Why Document Sources?

Chicago/Turabian Style

Documenting sources is an aspect of writing common to all academic fields.  Authors use standard techniques to refer to the works that influenced or otherwise contributed to their research


Authors need to have a standard way to refer to one another's work

Does Having to Cite your Sources Strike Terror in You?


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